|Minimum Stay||4 - 14 nights|
Beautiful, spacious, modern home with outstanding entertainment areas both inside and out. Furnished to the highest standard, this home offers a truly luxurious holiday experience. The lower level has a family room to the left opening up onto the sparkling pool with uninterrupted sea views. To the right is a large beautifully furnished open plan lounge/dining room which leads onto a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a guest W.C. and separate laundry room on this level. An impressive spiral staircase leads to the second level which contains 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suite. The main bedroom is enormous with a walk-in dressing room, en-suite bathroom and lounge area. 3 of the bedrooms open up onto a large balcony with stunning sea views. The house is situated in Gordon’s Bay, a small village popular with South Africans who know the best of what the country has to offer. It’s not difficult to see why: unlike much of the Cape, the sea is warm and safe. Then there are numerous nature reserves and beautiful walks in the vicinity. If you prefer to be more active, you can go deep-sea fishing or sailing and there are three excellent golf courses nearby. Down the road is the renowned Stellenbosch wine region, alternatively use Gordon’s Bay as your starting point to the Garden Route. In spring, pods of whales can be seen and heard from the balcony. In all, Gordon's Bay is a wonderful location to enjoy the best that Cape Town has to offer, and with this house you can do it in style!
I live in England with my wife and three children, my family is the most important thing to me, but after that comes my mountain bike and our home in Cape Town.
Daphne de Vries purchased this villa in 2004
I grew up in Cape Town and Gordon's Bay is where we spent many family holidays. I like this side of the bay because the sea-water is warmer, you are closer to the vineyards of Stellenbosch, and it is just a whole lot more chilled out! A place to unwind. Yet, you can still easily get to Cape Town when you want to live it up.
The views are just spectacular, there is always something going on in the bay, and in Spring the whales come right into the bay, you can often see them from the house.
The house is fantastic and very well equipped. The views are stunning and Gordon's Bay is a great fun place as a base to explore the Southern Cape. The agent was very responsive and helpful. The only issue we had is that as business people the broadband was very inadequate which caused us some stress along the way. The cleaner was very pleasant and efficient and the owners instructions ver helpful. If I was certain about the internet connection I would not hesitate to rent the house again.
My husband and I are South Africans (Capetonians) living abroad but we try to return home every 2 to 3 years, choosing a different part of Cape Town each time. Having discovered 77, I believe we may just put a stop to that practice. Our venues thus far have always been coastal, but never before have we been spoilt with the vistas that this mountainside villa in Gordons Bay offers. To wake each morning to the view offered - one literally feels like one is at sea - and to go to sleep with the lights of the Strand and Gordons Bay twinkling over the Bay in the distance - indescribable!
The house itself is spacious and relaxed offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and easily sleeps 10 (2 additional mattresses are available). This means that visitors who overstayed their welcome were able to "bed down " for the night rather than having to travel home. The pool area, albeit small, was of sufficient size for our three children to have plenty of fun and the front patio offers easy outside dining facilities, with a gas barbeque for that real outdoors dining experience (for those hardened South African braai folk, believe me the gas BBQ option is a god-send on hot summer days when the men folk would rather relax over a few cold ones than stand around a hot fire testing their manhood). The indoor dining table easily seats 12 - this allowed us to host Christmas Day with all adults seated here and the kids at the outside table, which was moved into the TV lounge (just off the pool area) for Christmas lunch. One last "plus feature" is that there is an upstairs balcony which aside from offering stunning views, also allowed my husband and I some peaceful reading time whilst the kids swam a level lower, easily within ear shot.
The location makes visiting the surrounding wine areas (Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) easy, whilst just over Sir Lowry's Pass are some beautiful fruit areas and a little further on is Hermanus for a day out in a quaint South African coastal holiday town (do leave early though). Likewise, travelling further along the coastal road from 77 brings you to relatively unspoilt coastal areas that we would certainly recommend enjoying rather than relying on the costal area of Strand and Gordons Bay, which in our opinion has not developed with the tourist/visitor experience in mind.
Both the owner and agent of 77 are guest focused and will go out of their way to ensure your stay is fantastic!
We arrived to the beautiful villa very easily thanks to the excellent directions given by Daphne. The house is perfect for a large family stay (we were 5 adults, 3 kids) and very well equipped and clean. The views are beautiful and we stayed in most nights enjoying the chefs kitchen and bbq area. If you are travelling with kids this house is perfect! Daphne went above and beyond and even organized a crib and linen for my son. While we loved everything about SA its the lovely house i miss the most. We will 100% recommend this to others and hope to come back. Thank you for such a lovely stay! The Torres family.
Thanks to the villa and Daphne, of course, our stay was enjoyable and nearly perfect. First of all, finding and getting an appropriate place was easy and comfortable. We were really surprised when we arrived, as the photos and the description really showed what we saw on site.
The spacious villa was very well-equipped. There were enough rooms for a retreat our family of 6 pers. needed from time to time.
Number 77 is simply gorgeous. This house is well laid out and is comfortable and spacious, and the view is as relaxing as it is stunning. I felt so at home here it was difficult to say goodbye. Daphne is a wonderful person to deal with and because of her sage advice on how everything worked, we were able to enjoy the accommodations to the max. Overall, this experience was worth every penny. Thanks Shaun & Emmeline.
Dereck Louw, Calgary, Canada
Villa seventy-seven is a magnificently place to stay. I can recommend this villa to every one! All you need, you find there. From there you have a wonderful few over False Bay.
Gordon's Bay, the nearest village, is a 2 minutes drive. Cape Town is an hour away by car, Stellenbosch and the wine route is 30 minutes drive.
Cape Town international airport is a 35 minute drive from the house. Car hire is essential.
The nearest beach is less than 2 kilometres away, but it is best to drive there.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Changeover days are flexible but depend on whether we have any existing guests. The booking will be managed by our agent. Please note if payment is made by credit card (through HomeAway) an additional charge of 2.2% will apply and a cross-border transfer fee of £25.00 will be charged when the payment is not in pound sterling.